terrain, fast lifts, large, RFID tickets
crowds, parking, in a snow shadow sometimes
Crystal has the most expansive selection of terrain for experts. It is the largest ski area in Washington and very well developed. The lifts are fast and usually don't have nightmarish lines, and the vast terrain absorbs large crowds. However, usually you have to either walk to the Ski area or catch a shuttle from the parking lot, which can take a while. This is made up for by the speedy RFID tickets and the great terrain. If you come on a bluebird day, you might get a great view of Mt. Rainier.